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Audio: The Cipher Show Ep. 185- Doctor Dre

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Audio, Interviews, Podcast | 0 comments

Andre “Doctor Dré” Brown is best-known for his time co-hosting Yo! MTV Raps with Ed Lover, a job he held down from 1989 to 1995. He and Ed used their chemistry and comic sensibility to bring hip-hop, and the artists who made it, to a worldwide audience.

But, as you’ll hear, there’s much more to Dré than his time at MTV. He was a key part of the group Original Concept, one of Def Jam’s early signings. He played a key role in the lives of some other early Def Jam acts, Public Enemy and the Beastie Boys. He’s made movies, worked in radio, and done pretty much everything else you can imagine.

Tracks featured in this episode:

The Game f/Fabolous, “Jackin for Beats”
DJ Hollywood, “Shock, Shock, The House”
Willie Wood & Willie Wood Crew, “Willie Rap”
Kurtis Blow, “Christmas Rappin’”
Fatback Band, “King Tim III (Personality Jock)”
CHIC, “Good Times”
The Sugarhill Gang, “Rapper’s Delight”
WABC 77 New York – Ron Lundy (Unscoped) – Feb 5 1975
HANK SPANN-THE SOUL SERVER/ AIRCHECK/1971/WWRL NEW YORK CITY
Public Enemy, “Yo! Bum Rush The Show”
Mr. Bill Radio Show Vol 1 spectrum city (WBAU) Townhouse 3
Dr Dre – Operating Room WBAU FM feat Public Enemy – Public Enemy #1 [WBAU Promo]
BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS 90.3FM WBAU INTERVIEW (1987)
Mr. Bill Radio Show Vol 3 (WBAU) spectrum city
Original Concept, “Knowledge Me”
Original Concept, “Can You Feel It”
Spectrum City, “Lies”
Spectrum City, “Check Out the Radio”
Run-DMC, “Proud to be Black”
Original Concept, “She’s Gotta Moustache”
Public Enemy, “Public Enemy No.1”
Original Concept, “Jonnie Wuza Gangsta”
Original Concept, “Pump That Bass/LIVE”
Jazzy Jay, “(This) Def Jam”
Led Zeppelin, “Kashmir”
Original Concept, “Total Confusion”
Aerosmith, “Dream On”
Original Concept, “Prejudice”
Public Enemy, “Louder Than A Bomb”
Beastie Boys, “Hold It Now, Hit It”
Yo! MTV Raps – Episode 1 (1988)
Yo! MTV Raps – Episode 1 (1988)
New York Hot Tracks with Commercials 1985 Part 1
Q Lazzarus, “Goodbye Horses”
MTV Logos and Theme Song 1981
Yo! MTV Raps Documentary
JJ Jackson MTV 1984
Carole King, “I Feel The Earth Move”
“Tupac talking about the Hughes Brothers” (from Yo! MTV Raps Documentary)
bill cosby promo
Mel Gibson @ Yo MTV Raps 1995 (HQ)
Yo! MTV Raps Documentary
I Want My Mtv
Yo! MTV Raps Documentary
MC Hammer guest on Yo! MTV Raps (1990)
KFC commercial with MC Hammer
Public Enemy, “Bring The Noise”
The Cipher Episode 169: Martha Diaz and Sommer McCoy
Who’s The Man (Theatrical Trailer)
Siskel & Ebert: Indian Summer/ Who’s the Man/ Boiling Point/ The Dark Half (1993)
Ice Cube, “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted”
N.W.A., “Express Yourself”
Dr. Dre f/Snoop Doggy Dogg, “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang
Straight Outta Compton (8/10) Movie CLIP – Madness in Detroit (2015) HD
Eazy-E N.W.A. Warren G The D.O.C. AT COMPTON SWAP MEET YO! MTV RAPS 1988
Michael J. Fox on Late Show with David Letterman, May 22, 2000
Dwyane Wade Cousin’s Murder Amid Chicago Shooting Spike

Audio: Remy Ma – ShEther (Nicki Minaj Diss)

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Audio, Music, News | 0 comments

Many have speculated for months if hip hop artists Remy Ma (who recently released an album with Fat Joe titled “Plata O Plomo”) and Nicki Minaj had a battle brewing between the two of them. Both denied it for over a year and respectfully gave each other a nod in the public arena. However, the true fans of the culture kept picking up on subliminal jabs going back and forth. After the release of two separate verses from Minaj (“Black Barbie”, done over Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” track, and the recent feature on Gucci Mane’s “Make Love”), the Love&Hip Hop NY co-star has decided to clap back with NO SUBLIMINALS. In a full frontal assault, Remy goes in on the Young Money rapper from her recent relationships, her claims of not having sex with Lil Wayne and Drake, the subject of her booty enhancement, the claim of her using a ghostwriter, and more. Done over the classic Nas Jay-Z diss track “Ether”, Remy spits with venom in a similar fashion as her classic battle with “First Family of Hip Hop’ co-star Lady Luck. Definitely worthy of a listen. #PRESSPLAY

Below is the straw that broke the camel’s back aka Nicki’s verse on Gucci’s “Make Love”.

Audio: The Cipher – Ep. 183: Salaam Remi

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Audio, Podcast | 0 comments

Salaam is a producer who is behind some of the most popular hip-hop, r&b, pop, and dancehall songs of the past several decades. His work with icons like Nas, Amy Winehouse, and The Fugees has been on the airwaves and on the charts consistently since the 1990s.

Salaam is the son of a musician, and got his start early, working on songs with the likes of Kurtis Blow as a teenager in the mid-1980s. By the early 90s, he was already producing hip-hop and dancehall. He did some remixes for an under-appreciated rap group called The Fugees whose first album was on the verge of flopping, and that quickly led to him producing the song “Fu-gee-la” on their monster hit follow up album The Score.

But it was in the early 2000s that Salaam really hit his commercial stride, as he began working closely with Nas on, including many others, the iconic single “Made You Look.” And Remi began working closely with a young singer from London named Amy Winehouse on her 2003 debut Frank, and also produced five songs on her smash hit follow up Back to Black. Miraculously, that’s only the beginning of Salaam’s track record as a producer, musician, composer, and executive.

Tracks featured in this episode:

Kurtis Blow, “Magilla Gorilla”
Fat Boys, “Boys Will Be Boys”
Boo-Dah Bliss Crew, “Pass the Boo-Dah”
Doug E. Fresh, “Original Human Beatbox”
John Coltrane, “A Love Supreme, Pt. III – Pursuance”
Joe Tex, “Papa Was Too”
Chuck Chillout Mix Show Intro – 98.7 Kiss FM WRKS New York – 1988
The Honeydrippers, “Impeach the President
Bob James, “Take Me to the Mardi Gras”
Biz Markie, “Young Girl Bluez”
Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh – La Di Da Di (Full Version)
Biz Markie, “Young Girl Bluez”
Zhigge, “Toss It Up”
Patra f/Lyn Collins, “Think (About It)”
Lyn Collins, “Think (About It)
Patra f/Lyn Collins, “Think (About It)”
DISCO TWINS IT BEGAN IN ASTORIA 1973
Run-DMC, “Sucker M.C.’s (Krush-Groove 1)”
Run-DMC, “Russell & Larry Running At The Mouth”
Nas, “What Goes Around”
Yellowman, “I’m Getting Married”
Super Cat, “Ghetto Red Hot (Hip Hop Mix)”
Bobby Konders & Massive Sounds f/ Mikey Jarrett, “Mack Daddy”
Dennis Brown, “Africa”
Chaka Demus & Pliers, Murder She Wrote (Original Mix) f/ Sly & Robbie
Fugees, “Fu-Gee-La – Sly & Robbie Mix”
Bob Marley & The Wailers, “Exodus”
Dennis Brown, “Money In My Pocket”
Fugees, “Nappy Heads – Remix”
Fugees, “Vocab – Salaam’s Remix”
Fugees, “Recharge”
A Tribe Called Quest, “Bonita Applebum – includes ‘Can I Kick It’ Intro”
Fugees, “Killing Me Softly with His Song”
Mobb Deep, “Give Up the Goods (Just Step) f. Big Noyd”
The Fugees, “Fu-Gee-La”
Wyclef Jean, “What’s Clef”
Wyclef Jean, “What’s Clef”
Wyclef Jean, “What’s Clef”
Wyclef Jean, “What’s Clef”
Amy Winehouse, “Just Friends”
Amy Winehouse, “Addicted”
Amy Winehouse, “Me and Mr Jones”
Amy Winehouse, “Fuck Me Pumps”
The DL: Amy Winehouse Interview – Kelly Osbourne
Amy Winehouse, “Rehab”
Ini Kamoze, “Here Comes the Hotstepper – Heartical Mix”
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
Amy Winehouse, “Tears Dry On Their Own”
Mack Wilds, “Cold”
Mack Wilds, “Own It”
Mack Wilds, “MaGic!!!”
Mack Wilds f/Raekwon & Doug E. Fresh, “U Can Cry to Me”
Mobb Deep f/Big Noyd, “The Learning (Burn)”
Mack Wilds, “Henny”
Mack Wilds, “Remember the Time”
Nas Dissin hot 97
Nas, “Made You Look”
Public Enemy, “Rebel Without a Pause”
Run-D.M.C.,”Run’s House”
Boogie Down Productions,”My Philosophy”
Eric B. and Rakim,”I Ain’t no Joke”
Nas, “I Can”
Nas f/Alicia Keys, “Warrior Song”
Alicia Keys Fur Elise
Nas f/Bravehearts, “Zone Out”
Nas, “Get Down”
Nas f/Kelis & Claudette Ortiz, “Hey Nas”
Nas f/Jadakiss & Ludacris, “Made You Look (Remix)”
Kurupt, “Take Off”
Ja Rule, “Loose Change”
Incredible Bongo Band, “Apache”
Nas, “Made You Look”
Nas f/Scarlett, “Sekou Story”
Nas, “Who Killed It?”
Bessie Smith, “Nobody Knows You when You’re Down and OUt
Miles Davis, “Bitches Brew”
Nas, “Talk of New York”
Jurassic 5, “Radio”
Nas, “U.B.R. (Unauthorized Biography Of Rakim)”
Eric B. & Rakim, “My Melody”
Lalo Schifrin f/Salaam Remi, “Main Title – Rush Hour Theme”
Salaam Remi, “Praguenosis”
Nas, “A Queens Story”
Salaam Remi, “Queens Story”
Nas, “Where Y’All At”
Nas, “A Queens Story”
Nas, “I’m A Villain”
Nas, “Represent”
Nas, “Bye Baby”
Jazmine Sullivan, “Lions, Tigers & Bears”
Jazmine Sullivan, “Bust Your Windows”
Salaam Remi f/ Miguel, “Come Through and Chill”

Audio: DJ Khaled – “Shining” ft. Beyonce & Jay-Z

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Audio, Music, Video | 0 comments

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Beyoncé and Jay Z on DJ Khaled’s Surprise New Song “Shining”

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Audio: French Montana – “Paid For” ft Chinx & Max B

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Audio, News | 0 comments

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Coke Boys/Bad Boy recording artist French Montana is one to make sure that he has material out for his fans to plug into. In his latest offering, Frenchie drops “Paid For”, a nine minute track that is actually two songs; the first has him speaking to two of hip hop stars gone too soon. Chinx aka Chinx Drugz, who was slain in a still unresolved murder, was signed to French’s Coke Boys imprint and released several songs with French Montana.(Chinx was also a member of Riot Squad, which is the movement that the late Stack Bundles was the front man of.) Max B, who recently won an appeal on a 75 year prison sentence, is also a long time rhyme partner with Montana and has a slew of fan favorite singles and mixtapes with him. From the time French reached the national spotlight, he has been screaming “Free Max B” and has not allowed the world to forget about him. In the aftermath of Chinx’s murder, French has also been vocal in keeping his memory alive.

With “Paid For”, French has a conversation with both of his friends in the first part of this track. In the second part, we get treated to verses from both Chinx and Max to round out the respect paid to them both. #PRESSPLAY

Audio: The Cipher Show: Allah B Episode

Posted by on May 28, 2016 in Audio, Interviews, Podcast | 0 comments

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The Cipher Show, hosted by Shawn Setaro, airs every Tuesday night at 7pm eastern standard time, 4pm pacific standard time on Ground Up Radio’ online stream! #PRESSPLAY

“Allah B is a longtime member of the Nation of Gods and Earths, formerly known as the Five Percenters. He grew up in Harlem in the 1950s and 60s, a time when the Nation of Islam had huge influence thanks to its minister, Malcolm X. Clarence 13X Smith was an NOI member who became disenchanted with the group around 1963, and formed his own organization the following year. Clarence quickly became known as “Allah” or “The Father,” and most of his early disciples were teenage boys, Allah B among them.

The group, originally known as the Five Percenters and now as the Nation of Gods and Earths, grew steadily until Allah’s murder in June 1969. It would have a rebirth in the 1980s and 90s, as many of the young children raised in the group’s beliefs would go into hip-hop and spread Five Percenter beliefs, slang, and practices far and wide.

If you’ve ever listened to Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, or the Wu-Tang Clan, said “Peace” or “word,” or stood in a b-boy stance, you owe a huge debt to the Gods and Earths, whether you realize it or not. Allah B has been there for the group’s whole history, and shares it with us in this interview.”

Tracks featured in this episode:

RZA, “The Birth”
Rakim, “The Mystery (Who Is God?)”
Poor Righteous Teachers, “Butt Naked Booty Bless”
Shabazz The Disciple, “Death Be The Penalty”
J-Live, “Them That’s Not”
Kanye West, “I Am A God”
Noreaga, “Superthug”
Wu-Tang Clan, “Da Mystery Of Chessboxin’”
Brand Nubian, “Ain’t No Mystery”
Digable Planets, “Where I’m From”
Babatunde Olatunji, “Jin-Go-Lo-Ba (Jin-Go-Low-Bah)”
Busta Rhymes, “Salute Da Gods!!”
Lord Jamar, “Supreme Mathematics (Born Mix)”
Big Daddy Kane, “Just Rhymin’ With Biz”
Gang Starr, “Who’s Gonna Take The Weight”
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, “Anger In The Nation”
Showbiz & A.G., “Runaway Slave”
Two Kings in a Cipher, “Kemit-Cal Reaction”
Brand Nubian, “Wake Up – Explicit Stimulated Dummies Mix”
Eric B. and Rakim, “Follow The Leader”
Brand Nubian, “Young Son”
Brand Nubian, “Wake Up – Explicit Reprise In The Sunshine”
Brand Nubian & the 5% Nation on Yo! MTV Raps Interview
Lakim Shabazz, “All True And Living”
Jay Z, “Heaven”
Erykah Badu, “On & On”
Show notes:

Michael Muhammad Knight, The Five Percenters: Islam, Hip-hop and the Gods of New York
The Black God: An Anthology of Truth
FBI Records: Five Percenters

VUBM RADIO: Novel Bandana Interview

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Audio, Podcast | 0 comments

 

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VUBM stands for “Virginia Underground Block Music’ and is a radio show hosted by personality/producer/artist Bobby Flawless. It showcases the underground artists of Virginia and their music, story, and movements

This episode features Novel Bandana, a Newport News, Virgina hip hop artist who is generating a buzz with his album “The Bandana LP“.

VUBM Radio airs every Wednesday 10am-11am EST on Ground Up Radio!!

 

 

Purchase and download “The Bandana Lp” by Novel Bandana

The Time Is 95 -DJ Tre’ Show 4 Mix

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Audio, Podcast | 0 comments

#tEpisode 4 of Dj Tre’s radio show “The Time Is 95”, which airs every Wednesday from 8pm- 9pm EST on Ground Up Radio’s online radio stream!! Listen in on the TuneIn app or visit www.groundupradio.com and click on the LISTEN NOW button. #PRESSPLAY

Follow Dj Tre on social media:
IG: therealdjtre
Twitter:@drumNkeys

The Time Is 95 – DJ Tre’ Show 3 Mix

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Audio, Podcast | 0 comments

#tEpisode 3 of Dj Tre’s radio show “The Time Is 95”, which airs every Wednesday from 8pm- 9pm EST on Ground Up Radio’s online radio stream!! Listen in on the TuneIn app or visit www.groundupradio.com and click on the LISTEN NOW button. #PRESSPLAY

Follow Dj Tre on social media:
IG: therealdjtre
Twitter:@drumNkeys

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